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Werksmans Attorneys

THE CENTRAL, 96 RIVONIA ROAD, SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG 2196, SOUTH AFRICA
Tel:
Work +27 11 535 8000
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Web:
www.werksmans.com
Cape Town, Johannesburg

David Gewer

Tel:
Work +27 11 535 8142
Email:
Werksmans Attorneys

Work Department

Commercial

Position

David Gewer has been a Director at Werkmans since 2008, working in the firm’s Commercial Practice since 2008. David Gewer advises in the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions; and Mining, Environmental & Resources practice areas. He specialises in corporate finance and structuring; international transactions; listings/flotations; leveraged and management buy-outs; securities law; public offerings and private placements; private equity; black economic empowerment transactions; and distressed company transactions and restructuring.

Career

David is a director at Werksmans and practicing in the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions; and Mining, Environmental & resources areas. He served as a director of the Turnaround Management Association of South Africa and also lectured courses on 'Managing a Turnaround' at Wits Business School. He authored or co-authored Chapters on Corporate Law issues in various publications and books.

Member

Law Society of South Africa

Education

He holds a BCom LLB (cum laude) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.


South Africa

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Werksmans Attorneys continues to impress in listed-company M&A and JSE listings, cross-border deals, and insolvency and restructuring work. The team is 'very solution driven and focused on the end product', 'incredibly knowledgeable and pleasant to work with' and provides 'great turnaround times'. It advised Datatec on the disposal of its Westcon-Comstor business in the Americas and 10% of Westcon International to SynnexCorp. It remains strong in mining and resources and assisted Samancor with its acquisition of the business and assets of Hernic Ferrochrome (in business rescue). David Gewer and Kevin Trudgeon are big name dealmakers, and Danny Andropoulos and Gerhard Johannes are also highly rated. Senior associate Derek Alexander is recommended.

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